CCKW 6x6 2 1/2 Ton Truck

CCKW 6x6 2 1/2 Ton Truck

One of the most common American vehicles during World War II was the General Motors CCKW six-wheel drive 2 1/2 ton cargo truck. Known by the nicknames "Jimmy" and "deuce and a half," the CCKW was constructed in two different models, the 354 with a wheelbase of 145" and a 9' body, and the 353 with a 164" wheelbase and a 12' body.

Between 1941 and 1943 approximately 560,000 CCKW's were built by the Truck and Coach Division of General Motors Corporation. Other companies, such as Studebaker, also built trucks of this kind. t

The CCKW was built in open and closed cab versions, as well as with and without a front-mounted winch. The great majority of CCKW chassis' were built as cargo trucks or dump trucks, but the basic design was also used for fuel tankers, water tankers, wreckers, air compressors, bomb transports and many other variants.

  • C = 1941
  • C = Conventional
  • K = Front Wheel Drive
  • W = Two Rear Driving Axles


Captain Miller makes reference to a "deuce and a half" when reporting the actions of his company days after the D-Day landings. Many of the trucks can be seen in the background moving troops and supplies around the Omaha Beach area.


Model 353
Crew: 2
Weight: 11,949 lbs.
Engine: 90 hp, 2,750 rpm, 6 cylinder OHV
Length: 22.72'
Width: 7.33'
Height: 7.21'
Wheelbase: 164"
Maximum Speed: 45 mph
Clearance: 10"
Tires: 10 (2 front, 8 rear)